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Roy MacGregor – No Canoe, No Canada

Episode 44

Award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Roy MacGregor discusses the history of the canoe and how it continues to capture the imaginations of people across Canada and beyond 

  • 44 minutes

Travel

How to craft a canoe

A visit to Miramichi Canoes in Doaktown, N.B. is a master class in the craft of canoe building and an introduction to life and lore in “The Miramichi”

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  • 7 minutes
Patrick hunter sits with artisan canoe paddle

People & Culture

Interview: Ojibway artist Patrick Hunter talks about his latest collaboration

The painter and graphic designer discusses his roots, his craft — and his new collection of artisan canoe paddles

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  • 5 minutes

Travel

Canoeing in Alberta: A mystic trip down Milk River

A Southern Alberta paddling destination lined with fascinating geological formations and First Nations rock art

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  • 7 minutes

History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – BONUS EPISODE: Sir George Simpson

Episode 14

In this special bonus episode of Explore, canoe expert James Raffan introduces listeners to HBC Governor George Simpson and his unique style of “management by canoe”

  • 8 minutes

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Exploration

How a four-man crew traversed one of Canada’s last wilderness frontiers by canoe

The Boreal to Barrenlands Expedition, funded by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, returns from their summer slog through northern Quebec and Labrador 

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  • 3 minutes
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James Raffan

Episode 7

Explorer and “canoe evangelist” James Raffan reflects on the symbolic importance of the canoe to Canada and his most recent expedition in the Marshall Islands 

  • 34 minutes